The hockey gods are punishing me for taunting the Canucks yesterday. I hang my head in shame

Fenwick chart for 2014-03-11 Oilers 4 at Wild 3 (SO)

Minnesota Wild individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi
Keith Ballard D 9:47 12 8 +4
Charlie Coyle C 17:13 13 4 +9
Marco Scandella D 17:07 9 14 -5
Cody Mccormick C 4:45 5 2 +3
Mikko Koivu C 16:40 9 7 +2
Zach Parise L 15:30 11 12 -1
Dany Heatley L 6:27 8 2 +6
Ryan Suter D 26:10 19 12 +7
Kyle Brodziak C 12:21 10 9 +1
Nino Niederreiter R 14:06 11 11 0
Matt Cooke L 13:16 7 11 -4
Jonas Brodin D 16:59 10 12 -2
Matt Moulson L 16:30 12 8 +4
Jason Pominville R 15:39 13 12 +1
Nate Prosser D 9:01 11 7 +4
Jared Spurgeon D 26:04 19 13 +6
Erik Haula L 6:15 8 1 +7
Mikael Granlund C 16:20 12 12 0

Edmonton Oilers individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi
Jeff Petry D 16:32 6 8 -2
Taylor Hall L 20:49 15 15 0
Mark Fraser D 18:24 13 14 -1
Jesse Joensuu L 9:29 4 8 -4
Jordan Eberle C 15:41 10 9 +1
Justin Schultz D 21:33 18 16 +2
Luke Gazdic L 4:24 2 6 -4
Andrew Ference D 17:39 10 17 -7
Matt Hendricks C 11:04 7 9 -2
Boyd Gordon C 9:16 3 9 -6
Ryan Jones L 4:38 2 7 -5
David Perron L 21:52 15 16 -1
Nail Yakupov R 15:32 9 9 0
Oscar Klefbom D 15:12 9 17 -8
Martin Marincin D 15:35 10 8 +2
Sam Gagner C 22:07 16 16 0
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins C 14:50 10 8 +2
Ryan Smyth L 5:04 2 7 -5

Notes and stats for tonight’s tilt against the Flames, who were playing really well before the Olympic break. The Wild handled them in shots and chances, though it was a little too close down the stretch. Brodziak and Spurgeon added goals, and it’s nice to see the secondary scoring coming through for this team, who is finally healthy after having battled injuries since October. Niederreiter and Coyle are getting bigger, stronger, and tougher every day. Watch out.

Fenwick chart for 2014-03-03 Flames 2 at Wild 3

Minnesota Wild individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts
Keith  Ballard D 10:29 9 5 +4 -1
Charlie  Coyle C 15:14 6 12 -6 +2
Marco  Scandella D 19:17 8 19 -11 +2
Mikko  Koivu C 17:25 8 11 -3 +2
Zach  Parise L 17:37 15 16 -1 +3
Justin  Fontaine R 8:06 10 4 +6 0
Dany  Heatley L 14:35 8 12 -4 +1
Torrey  Mitchell C 7:56 6 3 +3 0
Ryan  Suter D 24:22 19 16 +3 +6
Kyle  Brodziak C 16:25 10 10 0 +3
Nino  Niederreiter R 15:15 8 9 -1 +3
Matt  Cooke L 15:37 9 10 -1 +3
Jonas  Brodin D 22:55 10 22 -12 +3
Jason  Pominville R 17:31 14 17 -3 +3
Nate  Prosser D 11:56 12 7 +5 -1
Jared  Spurgeon D 23:25 18 15 +3 +7
Erik  Haula L 7:25 6 3 +3 0
Mikael  Granlund C 14:57 14 18 -4 +3

Calgary Flames individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Total Shots For Total Shots Against Corsi Net Zone Starts
Ladislav  Smid D 17:23 13 11 +2 -4
Kris  Russell D 17:02 11 17 -6 -1
Mark  Giordano D 21:18 18 10 +8 -3
Dennis  Wideman D 19:19 16 11 +5 -2
Tj  Brodie D 22:44 16 12 +4 -5
Joe  Colborne C 12:18 6 4 +2 -3
Mikael  Backlund C 21:05 22 17 +5 -1
Mike  Cammalleri L 19:58 20 13 +7 0
Brian  Mcgrattan R 5:20 1 6 -5 -2
Lance  Bouma L 8:59 1 7 -6 -2
Lee  Stempniak R 18:59 15 14 +1 -3
Sean  Monahan C 16:33 14 12 +2 -2
Jiri  Hudler C 18:22 16 16 0 -2
Paul  Byron C 12:35 5 3 +2 -3
Tj  Galiardi L 11:47 6 9 -3 -3
Chris  Butler D 14:38 10 15 -5 -1
David  Jones R 12:13 15 10 +5 +1
Markus  Granlund C 11:32 5 3 +2 -3
  • I watched this whole game and I didn’t think the Wild got outplayed much at all–especially considering this was a second night of a b2b after a long Olympic break. Plus, they got completely jobbed by the interference call on Haula.That seemed to be just the edge the Canucks needed to draw out the game. Read on…

Notes and stats for tonight’s drumming of the Edmonton Oilersszzzzzzzzzz

Jonas Brodin +16/-9 in corsi differential tonight. Very solid. Granlund +11/-9 but looked terrific, particularly hooking up with Parise on a nice give-and-go. Spurgeon a little uncharacteristically went +14/-18, though he was paired with Suter. They didn’t play too well last year, but perhaps they’re figuring things out this go-round. Spurgeon tallied an assist and made some nice passes, he’s looking back to his pre-injury form.

Fenwick chart for 2014-02-27 Wild 3 at Oilers 0

Minnesota Wild individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Corsi Net Zone Starts
Keith  Ballard D 15:08 0 -1
Charlie  Coyle C 14:59 0 -1
Clayton  Stoner D 13:03 +1 0
Zach  Parise L 14:56 +5 -2
Justin  Fontaine R 11:18 +2 0
Dany  Heatley L 12:52 0 0
Torrey  Mitchell C 7:09 -1 -1
Stephane  Veilleux L 5:44 0 0
Ryan  Suter D 22:23 0 -3
Kyle  Brodziak C 11:46 +2 0
Nino  Niederreiter R 13:57 -2 +1
Matt  Cooke L 12:16 0 0
Jonas  Brodin D 19:32 +7 -3
Jason  Pominville R 14:25 +5 -3
Nate  Prosser D 10:17 +2 0
Jared  Spurgeon D 15:51 -4 +1
Erik  Haula L 8:43 -3 0
Mikael  Granlund C 13:41 +2 -2

Edmonton Oilers individual Corsi

Player Pos ES TOI Corsi Net Zone Starts
Jeff  Petry D 15:46 +3 +4
Taylor  Hall L 15:27 -7 +3
Jordan  Eberle C 15:41 +2 +4
Nick  Schultz D 16:07 -7 +1
Justin  Schultz D 20:03 -2 +1
Luke  Gazdic L 7:22 -4 0
Andrew  Ference D 13:36 -4 -3
Matt  Hendricks C 11:54 -2 -3
Boyd  Gordon C 9:28 -1 -3
Ryan  Jones L 6:46 -2 +1
David  Perron L 13:29 +6 -3
Nail  Yakupov R 8:55 -1 +1
Anton  Belov D 14:23 +1 -2
Ales  Hemsky R 13:27 +5 +2
Martin  Marincin D 15:51 +2 +5
Sam  Gagner C 15:25 +3 +3
Ryan  Nugent-Hopkins C 14:33 -4 +2
Ryan  Smyth L 9:49 -4 +1


This week, Dan and Bob chat about Minnesota Wild trade rumors, the Olympic hockey tournament, and whether the glass you drink beer out of can make it taste better.

The Minnesota Wild have had a crazy couple of months—despite playing pretty terrible in terms of puck possession, they have found ways to win games. In the span of a couple weeks, the team lost their two best forwards, Zach Parise and Mikko Koivu to injury. Add onto that the injury to Jared Spurgeon and the condition of Josh Harding, and the Wild found themselves in the midst of a whole heap of adversity. Read on…

The Wild looked very composed against a top Eastern Conference team tonight. What a return by the Mighty Mouse himself, Jared Spurgeon! Two assists in just over 21:00 skated, but get this…he only skated 0:20 on the PP tonight, and 1:35 on the PK. Read on…